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Welcome to Indiana! As a new driver to this state you will need to be aware of our unique traffic laws and regulations. Here's what you need to keep in mind while driving in Indiana. Some of these rules may be the same as what you're already used to, but others will be drastically different!
An unrestricted license can be obtained at age 18. Intermediate licenses automatically expire 30 days after a driver's 21st birthday.
Points stay active on an individual's driving record for two years from the conviction date of the violation.
Indiana uses points to track unsafe drivers. The point value relates to the seriousness of the offense in posing a risk to traffic safety. Indiana does not use points to mandate suspensions.
Every driver and every owner of a motor vehicle must have evidence of continuous financial responsibility. Failure to comply can result in the suspension of the person's current driver's license or vehicle registration or both.
The required minimum amounts of financial responsibility are:
You must dim your headlights from high to low beam when you are within 500 feet of an oncoming vehicle or within 200 feet of a vehicle traveling ahead of you.
You must use your headlights:
There is no specific law allowing or prohibiting headlight flashing.
1-year suspension. May not be mandatory if there is a DWI conviction. A driver's license may be reinstated if the DWI charges are dismissed.
Under some circumstances, an offender may be granted probationary/restricted driving privileges on the condition that the person only operates vehicles equipped with ignition interlock devices.
The Open Container Law prohibits possession of an open alcoholic beverage container in the passenger area of any motor vehicle, by any occupant of the vehicle, on any public highway or right of way, whether or not the vehicle is in motion.
Indiana does not have a state law governing red light violation fines.
Speeding violations are subject to enhanced fines of $300 for a first offense, $500 for a second offense, and $1,000 for a third offense within three years.
Under a separate law, aggressive driving and reckless endangerment of workers in a highway work zone is punishable as follows:
Signal your intention to turn or change lanes at least 100 feet in advance. If the speed limit is 50 miles per hour or more, you must signal at least 300 feet in advance.
Hazard light use is permitted for the purpose of warning other drivers of the presence of a vehicular traffic hazard requiring the exercise of unusual care in approaching, overtaking or passing.
There is no specific law regarding minimum safe passing distance.
You may not drive off the roadway to pass on the right.